Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Collaborating for Live Film Score Concert
Over a couple years ago, an awesome box set with a collection of soundtracks and previously unreleased music spanning the 25-year collaboration between director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman from 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure all the way to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Now fans of the duo's work will get a chance to take their love to the next level by seeing Burton's work live in person with Elfman performing a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 7th. In addition to his score, Elfman will also sing signature songs from his film repertoire, including tunes from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Production artwork and drawings from Burton will accompany the music, with help from the BBC Concert Orchestra as a visual backdrop. Elfman didn't offer any specifics on what music will be featured other than the stop-motion favorite as told The Telegraph, "The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington's songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting." It's probably a solid guarantee that Elfman's work on Batman, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, but I wouldn't expect anything from Planet of the Apes. Though Frankenweenie, Alice in Wonderland and Corpse Bride will probably get the spotlight. If fans are really lucky he'll sing an Oingo Boingo song!